Jewish Comedy A Serious History

Jewish Comedy  A Serious History
Author : Jeremy Dauber
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2017-10-31
ISBN 10 : 9780393247886
ISBN 13 : 0393247880
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Comedy A Serious History Book Description:

Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award “Dauber deftly surveys the whole recorded history of Jewish humour.” —Economist In a major work of scholarship that explores the funny side of some very serious business (and vice versa), Jeremy Dauber examines the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from biblical times to the age of Twitter. Organizing Jewish comedy into “seven strands”—including the satirical, the witty, and the vulgar—he traces the ways Jewish comedy has mirrored, and sometimes even shaped, the course of Jewish history. Dauber also explores the classic works of such masters of Jewish comedy as Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Babel, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Woody Allen, Joan Rivers, Philip Roth, Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, and Larry David, among many others.

Jewish Jesters

Jewish Jesters
Author : Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher : Hampton Press (NJ)
Total Pages : 181
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015050729691
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Jesters Book Description:

This text deals with ten important Jewish American comedians from an historical perspective and in a systematic manner. The focus is on the impact of Judaism on these humourists and on their relations to American culture and character. The performers have played an important part in American popular culture and their humour reflects interesting and important things about American society. Throughout the book there is a discussion of techniques used by these comedians and examples of their humour.

101 Classic Jewish Jokes

101 Classic Jewish Jokes
Author : Robert Menchin
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 128
Release : 1997-09-30
ISBN 10 : 9781461750147
ISBN 13 : 1461750148
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

101 Classic Jewish Jokes Book Description:

Jewish humor has defined comedy in 20th-century America.

Jewish Humor

Jewish Humor
Author : Avner Ziv
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2017-09-08
ISBN 10 : 9781351510936
ISBN 13 : 1351510932
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Humor Book Description:

The thirteen chapters in this book are derived from the First International Conference on Jewish Humor held at Tel-Aviv University. The authors are scientists from the areas of literature, linguistics, sociology, psychology, history, communications, the theater, and Jewish studies. They all try to understand different aspects of Jewish humor, and they evoke associations, of a local-logical nature, with Jewish tradition. This compilation reflects the first interdisciplinary approach to Jewish humor. The chapters are arranged in four parts. The first section relates to humor as a way of coping with Jewish identity. Joseph Dorinson's chapter underscores the dilemma facing Jewish comedians in the United States. These comics try to assimilate into American culture, but without giving up their Jewish identity. The second section of the book deals with a central function of humor--aggression. Christie Davies makes a clear distinction between jokes that present the Jew as a victim of anti-Semitic attacks and those in which the approach is not aggressive. The third part focuses on humor in the Jewish tradition. Lawrence E. Mintz writes about jokes involving Jewish and Christian clergymen. The last part of the book deals with humor in Israel. David Alexander talks about the development of satire in Israel. Other chapters and contributors include: -Psycho-Social Aspects of Jewish Humor in Israel and in the Diaspora- by Avner Ziv; -Humor and Sexism: The Case of the Jewish Joke- by Esther Fuchs; -Halachic Issues as Satirical Elements in Nineteenth Century Hebrew Literature- by Yehuda Friedlander; -Do Jews in Israel still laugh at themselves?- by O. Nevo; and -Political Caricature as a Reflection of Israel's Development- by Kariel Gardosh. Each chapter in this volume paves the way for understanding the many facets of Jewish humor. This book will be immensely enjoyable and informative for sociologists, psychologists, and scholars of Judaic studies.

Jewish Humor

Jewish Humor
Author : Arie Sover
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages : 339
Release : 2021-04-06
ISBN 10 : 9781527568082
ISBN 13 : 1527568083
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Humor Book Description:

This book details the evolution of Jewish humour, highlighting its long history from the period of the Bible to the present day, and includes a wide spectrum of styles that are expressed in various works and fields, including the Bible, the Talmud, poetry, literature, folklore, jokes, movies, and television series. It focuses upon three socio-geographic regions where the majority of Jewish people lived during the 18th to 21st centuries and where Jewish humor was created, developed and thrived: Eastern Europe, the United States and Israel. The text is a complicated mosaic based on three central components of Jewish life: historical experience, survival, and wisdom. It shows that one cannot understand Jewish humor without referring to the various factors which led the Jewish people to create their unusual sense of humor.

Heine s Jewish Comedy

Heine s Jewish Comedy
Author : Siegbert Salomon Prawer
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 841
Release : 1983
ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106007115253
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heine s Jewish Comedy Book Description:

Jewish Comedy Stars

Jewish Comedy Stars
Author : Norman H. Finkelstein
Publisher : Kar-Ben Publishing ™
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2014-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781512490299
ISBN 13 : 1512490296
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Comedy Stars Book Description:

From vaudeville to viral comedy on the web, here are more than 40 short biographies of Jewish comedians who heavily influenced the entertainment industry in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Sorted chronologically into chapters like "On Stage," "On Air," "On Fire," and "Comedy 2.0," this book profiles Jewish comedians from George Jessel to Sarah Silverman.

The Big Book of Jewish Humor

The Big Book of Jewish Humor
Author : William Novak
Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2006-10-31
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105114437846
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Book of Jewish Humor Book Description:

Presents an amusing accumulation of Jewish jokes, wit, anecdotes, sight gags, satire, and cartoons, as well as selections from the works of leading Jewish writers and comedians.

From Krakow to Krypton

From Krakow to Krypton
Author : Arie Kaplan
Publisher : Jewish Publication Society
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 9780827610439
ISBN 13 : 0827610432
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Krakow to Krypton Book Description:

Jews created the first comic book, the first graphic novel, the first comic book convention, the first comic book specialty store, and they helped create the underground comics (or "Comix") movement of the late '60s and early '70s. Many of the creators of the most famous comic books, such as Superman, Spiderman, X-Men, and Batman, as well as the founders of MAD Magazine, were Jewish. From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books tells their stories and demonstrates how they brought a uniquely Jewish perspective to their work and to the comics industry as a whole. Over-sized and in full color, From Krakow to Krypton is filled with sidebars, cartoon bubbles, comic book graphics, original design sketches, and photographs. It is a visually stunning and exhilarating history.

Jewish Humor

Jewish Humor
Author : Joseph Telushkin
Publisher : Harper Collins
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2010-05-18
ISBN 10 : 9780062012852
ISBN 13 : 0062012851
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Humor Book Description:

Here are more than 100 of the best Jewish jokes you'll ever hear, interspersed with perceptive and persuasive insight into what they can tell us about how Jews see themselves, their families, and their friends, and what they think about money, sex, and success. Rabbi Joseph Telushkin is as celebrated for his wit as for his scholarship, and in this immensely entertaining book, he displays both in equal measure. Stimulating, something stinging, and always very, very funny, Jewish Humor offers a classic portrait of the Jewish collective unconscious.